The Collected Short Stories

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Jun 8, 2010 - Fiction - 640 pages

International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has enthralled readers with his riveting suspense, surprise denouements, and unforgettable storylines. Now Archer's three acclaimed collections of short fiction are brought together in one irresistible volume...

THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES

A Quiver Full of Arrows takes readers on a journey of encounters that befall an assortment of kindly strangers, wary old friends, and long-lost loves.

Sly reflections on human nature are at the center of A Twist in the Tale in which blindly adventurous game-players compete for stakes higher than they dreamed.

Expect the unexpected and you'll still be surprised in Twelve Red Herrings, a dozen tales of betrayal, love, murder and revenge capped with a startling twist.

Thirty-six stories in all, each poised to astonish and inspire, revealing "master entertainer" (Time) Jeffrey Archer at his artfully entertaining best.

 

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User Review  - polywogg - LibraryThing

PLOT OR PREMISE: This book is an amazing collection of 36 shortstories from a master storyteller combining romance, history, danger, twists, international intrigue, and domestic angst. . WHAT I LIKED ... Read full review

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User Review  - crashmyparty - LibraryThing

Another terrific set of stories from the master of short stories. I love the twist in the plot that every story contains that leaves you thinking "I didn't see that coming!" I always feel so smart if I figure it out before its stated, but I'll admit thats rare. A great collection Read full review

Contents

Never Stop on the Motorway
1
Old Love
13
Shoeshine Boy
37
Cheap at Half the Price
63
Broken Routine
77
An Eye for an Eye
85
The Luncheon
97
The Coup
105
Clean Sweep Ignatius
320
Not for Sale
328
OneNight Stand
350
A Chapter of Accidents
364
Checkmate
380
The Century
388
Just Good Friends
398
Henrys Hiccup
405

The Perfect Murder
129
Youll Never Live to Regret It
163
The First Miracle
177
The Loophole
190
The Hungarian Professor
203
The Steal
214
Christina Rosenthal
233
Colonel Bullfrog
256
Do Not Pass Go
270
Chunnel Vision
284
Dougie Mortimers Right Arm
301
A Matter of Principle
423
Trial and Error
440
The Perfect Gentleman
500
la Carte
511
The Chinese Statue
527
The Wine Taster
539
Timeo Danaos
552
Not the Real Thing
566
One Mans Meat
582
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About the author (2010)

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain's House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections--including And Thereby Hangs a Tale, Kane and Abel, Paths of Glory and False Impression--have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

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